London - The British media maintained a blackout on Wednesday on a photograph showing the bare bottom of Prince William's wife Kate, despite the picture being used in other countries.
One of Rupert Murdoch's Australian newspapers published the photograph on Wednesday, saying it was refusing to follow the “ridiculous” ban imposed by the British press.
The Sydney Daily Telegraph published the photograph the day after Germany's biggest-selling newspaper, Bild, became the first publication to use the image.
In Bild the photograph was accompanied by a caption declaring that the future queen had a “beautiful bum”.
It shows the Duchess of Cambridge's blue and white summer dress lifted by a gust of wind when the royal couple got out of a helicopter in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.